Match Guide & Betting: Blackpool v Sheffield Wednesday

Liam Palmer with Blackpool's Jamie O'Hara during their match at Hillsborough on Boxing Day
Liam Palmer with Blackpool's Jamie O'Hara during their match at Hillsborough on Boxing Day

Blackpool boss Lee Clark said this week that he is already preparing for life in League One with the struggling Seasiders. Wednesday will be hoping to inch them a little closer to the drop when the teams meet at Bloomfield Road.

POSSIBLE TEAMS

Blackpool: Parish; Maher, Hall, Addison, Aldred; Ferguson, Perkins, Telford, O’Hara; Delfouneso, Sene.

Wednesday: Westwood; Palmer, Lees, Dielna, Helan; Maguire, McGugan, Hutchinson or Lee, Maghoma; Nuhiu, Keane.

PLAYER TO WATCH

In recent weeks, Jamie O’Hara has been Blackpool’s shining light.

The 28-year-old, formerly of Tottenham Hotspurs, Portsmouth and Wolves, linked up with the Seaside club in November. The experienced midfielder has featured 20 times, scoring the winner in their victory over Brighton and Hove Albion at the end of January.

HISTORY LESSON

Wednesday are chasing a third successive victory over Blackpool. Chris Maguire has scored in the last two meetings, including the decisive penalty at Hillsborough on Boxing Day. Owls lost 2-0 at Bloomfield Road last season in what proved to be Dave Jones’ final match in charge.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Graham Scott: Tomorrow will be the second time the Oxfordshire whistler has taken charge of an Owls match in 2015. He officiated their 2-1 defeat to Bolton Wanderers in mid-January, sending off substitute Sam Hutchinson for two bookable offences. Scott was the fourth official in West Bromwich Albion’s Premier League tussle with Southampton last weekend. He replaced Phil Dowd at half-time after Dowd picked up a knee injury.

BETTING

Blackpool 7/2 Draw 23/10 Sheffield Wednesday 17/20

WORTH A PUNT?

Chris Maguire to score in a Sheffield Wdnesday win in 9/4

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